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Friday, September 20, 2019

What a fun week of Warrior Spirit we've had! Go Warriors!

Thank you to all who have volunteered to chaperone the Nashville Field Trip! We will send additional chaperone information next week.

Next week Mrs. Crider will share details about Student Council elections. Elections will be held on Thursday, October 3.

The end of the grading period is near! Please check RenWeb with your student for any missing assignments that need to be turned in.

Individual picture order forms were sent home today. Please note, the process is different this year. Order forms are due Friday, September 27th.

If you are interested in a hearing screening for your child, please return the form that was sent home last week. Permission forms and payment are due Wednesday, September 25.

The kids are doing a fantastic job showing great behavior, and there are lots of visits to the class store! If you have any trinkets, candy, pencils, etc., you can donate them to your child's homeroom teacher.

Dates to Remember:

September 25-Science Quiz

October 2- ELA Unit 1 Test

October 3- Class Pictures, Student Council elections

October 4- Last day of 1st quarter, Math Test, Verse Test

October 17- Nashville field trip

Bible

We will continue studying Moses, focusing on his leadership of the Israelites. 

Memory Verse: (tested on Friday)

Hebrews 10:11-14

And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.  But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,

Reading/Language Arts- Mrs. Crider

It was another great week at CAK! Parent conferences were once again a success! Thanks for all you do to support our school.

This week will be reviewing main idea. We will dive deep in order to find the main idea of a text and the evidence that supports that main idea.

In grammar, we will be talking about the Grammatical Order of Operations and analyzing words and phrases in sentences.

If your child did not tell you, we will be doing spelling a little bit differently from now on. Lists will continue to be on the website each Friday. Spelling City will also be ready to go for the weekend. On Monday the students will take a Practice Pre-Test. If they make a 100 on the pre-test, they are exempt from the Spelling City activities for the week, and they automatically receive a 100 on their Friday spelling test.

Remind your child to bring home their Reading/Writing Journal a couple of times a week to review their notes. It is hard to study for a reading test the night before. Students need to be constantly reviewing all of their notes in their journal and binder. This should take no more than 5 or 10 minutes.

 Our Unit 1 ELA test will be on Wednesday, October 2.

The test will cover the following skills:

Inferences

Similes/Metaphors

Parts of Speech (basic definition)

Phrases & Clauses

Main Idea

Plot

There will be no AOW (Article of the Week) this week.

Spelling Week 6:

Long Vowel Digraphs

coast      2) feast            3) speech      4) wheat            5) Spain

paint      7) arrow          8) needle       9) charcoal       10) praise

11) faint     12) maintain   13) crease     14) grain           15) breeze

16) willow  17) appeal       18) bowling  19) complain   20) sneeze

Mathematics- Mrs. Blankenship

This week students received their Reflex Math logins. Reflex Math is an app that helps develop fact fluency. It is an optional resource for those needing to brush up on math facts at home.

We are hard at work, learning about exponents and prime factorization! We have also learned about the power of exponential growth. Don't be surprised if your child proposes a change to his or her allowance structure after this unit! Next week we will also learn to multiply by powers of 10's, 100's, and 1000's. We have a math test scheduled for Friday, October 4.

This week's IXL module is E1, and will be due Thursday.

Science- Ms. Beaumont

This week in science we continued our design and function unit. Students learned all about the design process and even built a model of a prosthetic arm and a catapult. Not only did we build these things, but we also tested them...an important step in the design process! Ask your student about the different steps we took to measure precision, accuracy, and power!

Our science quiz for this unit will be on Wednesday, September 25. After our unit quiz, we will begin our next unit of social studies. 

Social Studies- Ms. Beaumont

After our science quiz next Wednesday, we will begin our new social studies unit on Westward Expansion. We will be looking at several primary source accounts from Buffalo Soldiers and American Indians. We will be focusing on point of view and how a story can change depending on the narrator. 

 

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